The Star Wars film franchise would not be complete without the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, and for some hardcore fans who have “missed” him in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, he is rumored to make a comeback in the upcoming spin-off film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Rogue One will be the first of many Star Wars films that Disney and Lucasfilm will have in store for fans, and reports claim that there will be a Star Wars film to be released each year.
The events in the upcoming film directly connect to the first scenes of Episode IV: A New Hope, in which Darth Vader pursues Princess Leia’s ship to recover the stolen plans for the Death Star.
In the spin-off film, a group of Rebel spies infiltrates the Death Star and steals some important schematics to find a weakness that Luke Skywalker and company would find out in Episode IV.
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Because the events will take place in enemy territory, it is very likely that Darth Vader will make appearances here and there. Reports said that Vader will be a "prominent player in a few scenes and something to fear for the heroes."
In fact, a team of designers led by helmet sculptor Brian Muir has reportedly recreated his costume in such a way that it resembles the one in A New Hope.
James Earl Jones, the person responsible for the original voice of Darth Vader, would also return to voice the black-caped villain, although another actor is said to actually wear the costume.
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Aside from the return of Darth Vader, another main character that set to return [spoiler] to life is Han Solo, who will reportedly make a cameo appearance in the film as well.